JOPLIN, Mo. —
Juanita June (Hart) Feken went to be with the Lord Dec. 1, 2013.
She was born June 6, 1917 in Joplin, to the late Roscoe C. Wolfe and Adelia Anna (Matthews) Wolfe and was a lifelong resident of Joplin. Juanita spent the last four months of her life under the compassionate care of the staff at St. Luke's Nursing Home in Carthage, Mo.
Working hard all her life, Juanita's jobs included 26 years with the SS Kresge Company, LaBarge Electronics, Commerce Bank and teacher's aide for the Joplin School District. Her last involvement was with the American Red Cross where she truly found her calling helping others. Juanita worked full-time for the Red Cross into her 70s as well as being a 50+ year volunteer with that organization.
For many years she was a very active member and past President of Joplin V.F.W. Post 534 Auxiliary. She was a past State President of Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge Auxiliary and past member of the Joplin American Legion Auxiliary.
Juanita lost her husband Charles L. Hart in 1960. In 1977, she married a wonderful man, Fred Y. Feken, who left us much too soon in 1983.
She was also preceded in death by two infant brothers, Margie and Wilber followed by brothers, Ira, Dueward and Fredrick Wolfe; three sisters, Pauline Bellamy, Ouedia Hulen and Eddie Johnson; two stepsons, Grant and Tim Feken; and granddaughter, Lucinda (Cindy) Winters. Juanita loved and was loved by her family.
Survivors include three daughters, Dixie (Dan) Ryan, of Carterville, Sharon Winters and Lou Ann (Larry) Bryant, of Joplin; four stepchildren, Ann Mitchell and Wilev Feken, both of Waco, Mo., Lisa Feken, of Asbury, and Phil (Becky) Feken, of Tulsa; grandchildren, Douglas Cramer, Debra (Tim) Palmer, Christy (Dan) Wimer, Carrie (David) Box, Michael Winters, Jim (Kim) Winters and Dena Adams, all of Joplin, Lori (Brad) Thompson and Kelli (Andy) Brannan, of Nevada, Mo.; and a special caretaker, Sharon Hurtt, of Joplin. She was blessed with 12 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren to whom she was affectionately known as GG; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Juanita's name to the Joplin Chapter of American Red Cross or VFW Post 534 Auxiliary of Joplin.
The family will receive friends at Parker Mortuary at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, where an informal celebration of Juanita's life will follow.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermortuary.com